It’s Time to Get Your Free Street Trees! Planting for the Future: Re-Leaf CDA Offers Residents Free Street Trees

Posted: 3/2/2021 4:47:50 PM
 

The City of Coeur d'Alene has a number of street trees that need good homes!  Street trees are planted at residential locations within public right-of-way areas in the city limits through the CDA Re-Leaf program. Trees are planted at no cost to the homeowner to enhance our neighborhoods and provide many street-side benefits such as mitigating storm water and reducing pollution.

 

Trees are available to homeowners who are willing to provide care, including watering and protection from mowers and trimmers.  Those that are interested should contact Urban Forester Nick Goodwin with the Coeur d'Alene Parks Department to sign up for a street tree.  There are a limited number of trees and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

The tree species still available are Skyline Honeylocust, Black Tupelo, American Hophornbeam, and Littleleaf Linden.  Don’t worry about the planting; trees will be planted by a contract tree planting crew in late April or early May.  Interested homeowners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as there are a limited number of trees available.  The deadline to apply for this program is April 9, 2021.

 

More information is available online at www.cdaid.org/parks under Urban Forestry Re-leaf.  You can also send an email to ngoodwin@cdaid.org, or call the Urban Forestry Division of the Parks Department at 769-2266 to claim your tree today.  These trees cannot be used to fulfill street tree requirements/for a refund.